How old was Ian McKellen in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?

Ian McKellen was 63 in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King when he played the character 'Gandalf'.

That was over 21 years ago in 2003.

Today he is 85, and has starred in 125 movies in total, 66 of those since The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King was released.

How old do you think he looks in the movie?

In The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, I think Ian McKellen looks:

Did you know?

  • Director Peter Jackson has worked with Ian McKellen a total of 6 times in his career.
  • Ian McKellen's first movie was as 'George' in A Touch of Love, released in 1969 when he was 29
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King scores 8.48 out of 10 on TMDB.

The cast of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Ian McKellen's other movies